Sherten Apostel to start at AA

After making his MLB debut in 2020 with the Texas Rangers, Sherten Apostel has to get used to being sent down to the minors again. After spending the first two years of his professional career in the Dominican Summer League in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, Sherten moved up to the Appalachian League, where he played …

What will the future of the Texas League look like?

With the current affiliation dance, a lot is unclear how the minor league landscape will look like. Dance is definitely the wrong word as MLB decides and minor league teams have to accept. But what will the future of the Texas League look like. This is really drawing my interest as the San Antonio Missions …

Origin of Minor League Team names, a Reprise: F

Back in 2014, I wrote a series of blog posts about the origin of minor league team names. Since then, the minor league landscape has changed a lot. Clubs moved, adopted new names. All reasons to have a new series in which the new names are added and explained. This time the letter: F Fayetteville …

Dutchies around the world: the minor leagues

Yesterday it was opening day in the minor leagues (AAA, AA, A-Advanced and A Full Season). Quite some players from Aruba, Curacao and the Netherlands have made their first strides in the 2017 season. Here is an overview of those who played yesterday. Ozhaino Albies batted leadoff for the Gwinnett Braves vs the Durham Bulls. Unfortunately, his season …

Movies in the center of the attention with these promotions

The Frisco RoughRiders paid attention to the movie/TV series Star Trek on Saturday, June 11, one day after their Lazy River section in their ballpark was openend. The Portland SeaDogs paid attention to the fact that the movie Top Gun, starring Tom Cruise, hit the cinemas thirty years ago. Yesterday the Frisco RoughRiders saluted the  original …

Biscuits owner signs deal with SL rival

No, no, it is not as shocking as the head tells you. But the head of this blog post is true nevertheless. Tom Dickson, owner of the Montgomery Biscuits is also owner of PCL, a professional catering company specialized in catering and concessions at minor league ballparks. In this case PCL has struck a deal …

Dr. Pepper Ballpark upgrade. Talk about bells and whistles comes with a story about Dr. Pepper Ballpark. The home of the Frisco RoughRiders (AA Texas League affiliate of the Texas Rangers) will undergo a major upgrade that will add a new attraction in the outfield: The lazy river. Before the start of the 2015 season, the stadium was upgraded for about $5 million …

Frisco RoughRiders react on current events

You may have heard that for a moment Miss Columbia thought that she had won the Miss World Elections, but eventually it appeared that Miss Philippines had won the prestigious title. A "slight" mistake by host Steve Harvey caused some confusion. The Frisco RoughRiders have acted quick in a reaction on the current events and …

Dutchies in the Minor Leagues, Thursday April 16

For most of the Dutchies in the minors it was a bad day. Many of them didn't see the ball well. AAA The Tacoma Rainiers needed eleven innings to beat the Albuquerque Isotopes 3-1. Roger Bernadina went 0 for 2 but did draw two walks. AA Randolph Oduber got a pinch hit appearance for the …

Frisco RoughRiders, another team rebranding

      Dr. Pepper Ballpark Yesterday the Frisco RoughRiders unveiled their new brand. The new club owners are very active in improving the team in every possible way. They have announced several upgrades for Dr. Pepper Ballpark, the home of the RoughRiders. The team was one with one of the best looking stadiums in Minor League …

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